Monthly Archives: February 2014

I got KISS Looks So Natural Lashes to try for free through my VoxBox from Influenster. I have used fake eyelashes before and they always ended up making me look trashy. Not so with Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes. They looked like my natural lashes, only better. I liked how the glue was eaasy to see on the lash strip. It made it easier to apply them. I had a little trouble putting them on so they matched up with my lash line, but that is probably because I needed practice. Here are some tips to get you through the […]

KISS Looks So Natural Lashes Application Tips

You have probably seen my posts featuring free VoxBoxes I get from Influenster. Well, I just got another box! This is the J’Adore VoxBox. Red Rose Creme Caramel The tea in the box is fantastic! It is called Red Rose Creme Caramel. It tastes just like caramel! I didn’t think that was possible. Here is a pic of me drinking it. What do I have on my face? Boots Botanics’ Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask Well that came in my VoxBox, too. It is Boots Botanics’ Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask. It instantly made my skin feel cool and refreshed. […]

More Free Stuff From Influenster

Yesterday, I got a free movie rental through Redbox. Hells ya! I get one of these every month. You can get one too by joining the Redbox Mobile Club.Go to Redbox online, scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your cell phone number. Each month they will text you a coupon code for a free movie. You just type in the code when you are paying at the kiosk.

Free Movies from Redbox

This post is a simple and quick solution to stuffed animal storage. Screw a cup hook into the wall, latch a canvas bag onto the hook and plop stuffed animals into the bag. Here’s how it ended up looking in my daughter’s room:As you can see, I hung up a large stuffed animal (with thumb tacks) beside the bag so that it looks like the plushie is holding the bag. Fun right? If you hang the bag low enough, your child can snag their favorite animal from the canvas bag anytime they like.

DIY Stuffed Animal Organizer

I love to pamper my two girls with girly things like earrings, barrettes, hair feathers, etc. These items can be pretty pricey, though. That’s why I take advantage of Claire’s dot sales. With these sales you can get any item that has a colored dot sticker on it for $1 as long as the item was originally priced under $5.99. Here’s what we got on our last trip:  

Claire’s Dot Sales Save You Money on Girly Things

I was poppin’ tags today. I got 17 items for $49. That included a really cute skirt, a bunch of shirts for me and 10 pairs of shorts for my girls. No I didn’t drive all over town. The only thrift store I visited was Goodwill. My best tip for shopping there is to find out what color tag is half-off that day before shopping. I got three brand new tees half-off because they had a blue tag. The tag color usually changes from week to week, so if you don’t see a sign on the door telling you which tag represents […]

Poppin’ Tags at Goodwill

mirror decor 12 comments
I decided to give my bathroom a makeover last week. I think it went really well. I painted the walls a tropical blue, first. Then, I mixed the wall color with a little white and painted a 100-year-old kitchen cabinet we had salvaged from an old house. This cabinet slides in against the wall for storage. Without the cabinet there would be no storage at all in my little bathroom. (In our house there is a girl’s bathroom and a guy’s bathroom. This is the girl’s.) I think my crowning pride and joy is my mirror makeover. Back before we […]

Bathroom Makeover: Bottle Cap Mirror Redo and More

  Want to make money shopping? Well watch out my lovelies! Many of my readers have probably heard of secret shopping and would like to know more, so I thought it would be good to alert them to a scam that is going around. You sign up as a secret shopper, the guy, James Martins, sends you a check and this email, below. Of course, the check bounces and your account gets in the hole. I didn’t cash the check he sent me, so don’t worry. There were too many warning signs. If you look very closely at these checks in […]

James Martins Secret Shopper Scam

Today I want to share with you a wall treatment I came up with. As a kid I used to do potato prints on paper to make homemade wrapping paper. Well, now I’m doing it on my walls. Pretty funky cool, huh?That design was made by:  Cutting a potato in half, long-wise Cutting the pieces in half again Sticking a plastic fork into the back of a potato piece so it is easier to hold Dipping the potato piece into house paint Sticking the potato on the wall over and over again It turned out pretty nice, huh? This is one wall in my […]

DIY Potato Painting Wall Treatment

I saw an ad on Facebook for and boy am I glad I did! I saved 83% on a down alternative king size comforter for my bed. Just in time, too, since my current comforter is falling apart. I saved a total of $163 and paid only $36. Shipping for your first order is free, so I didn’t even need to pay for that! Don’t believe me? Here is my receipt, above to prove it! 

Save Up to 85% on Homegoods: My $36 Down Alternative Comforter from NoMoreRack

DIY Lampshade 63 comments
This is a super quick craft for anyone that wants to change an old lampshade in a snap. My daughter grew out of this beautiful skirt, but I couldn’t give it away. I noticed that it is about the same size as the lampshade on my floor lamp and it color coordinated with my living room. Hahza!All I did was run a bead of hot glue around the top of the shade’s frame (I didn’t remove the old fabric) and then stuck the waistband to the frame. The skirt was a little bigger than the frame, so I pinched the waistband every […]

Amazeballs Lampshade DIY Using a Skirt

My last post was about how to get free stuff for watching TV. Today I am going to tell you how to get free TV. If you are a Suddenlink user, you can get $25 credit on your account for each friend you refer to Suddenlink and they get a $25 credit too! Here’s how it works: Log into My Account Select Refer-A-Friend Submit your referral’s contact information You’ll be emailed a referral code that your friend can use when they sign up so you get credit for them signing up.

How to Get Free TV

How did I cover the tear without sewing? I used decoupage! Yep, that’s paper on there, not cloth.First, I tore a page from a quilting calendar that I have been saving since a press trip to Helena, Montana in 2008.I balled up the calendar page over and over again until it was soft like fabric. Then, I just glued pieces of the page to the purse using decoupage glue. I finished with a sealing coat of glue. It looks great!Here are the steps in pictures:    

No-Sew Patchwork Purse DIY ReMix

    Most people think that coupons are for tightwads and that they don’t save that much money. Well, on a recent shopping trip, every single member of my coupon club saved half –off their grocery bill. This isn’t just a onetime fluke, either. Here are some examples of our savings: 5 bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer for free. 3 boxes of Duncan Hines Brownie mix for 45 cents a box. Suave shampoo for 50 cents a bottle. 1 package of Healthy Ones lunchmeat for free. By now you should be saying, “Wow! I want to join a coupon club […]

Coupon Club Basics: Save Money, Help Others & Have a Blast!

If you’re like me, you have tons of magazines laying around. Girl, that just doesn’t work for me! I was tired of the clutter, so I decided to whip it up into fabulous home decor. My mom gave me some fantastic vintage wallpaper scraps, so I used that and a cereal box to make a magazine holder. What You Need: Cereal box Scissors Marker Wallpaper scraps Hot glue Here is what to do: Cut the flaps off of the box. Draw a line diagonally from one of the top corners to halfway down the box on both sides. Cut the box […]

Cereal Box Magazine Holder Craft